Here's a name you've probably not heard--or perhaps only in passing. Lavie Tidhar. He writes SF and Fantasy from a unique perspective--he's Jewish. And he writes good SF and Fantasy. Unique perspective and good writing don't always go hand and hand, but in his case they do.
Caveat: He writes the kind of stories I like to read--action and thoughtful intelligence, not angst and pointlessness.
Check him out. If you like the same kind of writing I do, you won't be disappointed.